Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a finger white head.
Smell nice earthy grapefruit and citrus hop.
Taste musty, dirty, bitter, orange peel and lemon zest, more earth on the after taste.
Lighter body, easy drinking.
Very well done IPA
k2cr2o7 (41) - SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza con el color típico de las IPA’s. Olor muy frutal y floral, prácticamente igual que el lúpulo simcoe fresco. Esta cerveza también lleva lúpulo Summit (supongo que para dry-hopping), en mi opinión, en exceso, ya que deja quizás demasiado amargor. Aún así, es muy buena IPA.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This smashingly juicy American-style IPA showcases mango, peach and orange fruitiness atop bitter hop resins in a clean, polished and bubbly mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy orange (which is quite bright without the yeast pour).
-The tropical fruitiness is beautifully balanced out by the coniferous resins. A beautiful hop this Simcoe, used very professionally.
-There is lots of yeast in the bottle, but even when you pour it in it doesn’t take away much of the hop flavor.
-Drinkability is medium, which is to be expected in these American-style IPAs which pack a punch.
-This is an IPA which can stand on its own versus the best American examples. Bravo!
Benfi (406) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is heavy in citrus hops along with apricot and peach scents. Taste has a light sweetness throughout with an underwhelming bitterness. Lighter body, thinner mouth feel, reasonable carbonation
jamestulloch (828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Orange, lime, grapefruit, lychee, biscuit and pine.
Appearance: Hazy golden body with a think white head. No visible carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Tastes like two-day old fruit salad - juicy and delicious. Orange, hints of mango and a light woody flavour. Dangerously drinkable for 6.7% ABV.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel, Soft carbonation prickle.
Overall: A very fruity IPA. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for its strength.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m sorry. A nice hurt? The Widowlickers? Foetus Eaters? Life’s certainty? Dribbling Cabbages?
RichTheVillan (1631) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with thin off white head, malty, floral and fruity aroma, taste is well balanced between malt and hop bitter some sherbet sweet citrus.
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is heavy in citrus hops along with apricot and peach scents. Taste has a light sweetness throughout with an underwhelming bitterness. Lighter body, thinner mouth feel, reasonable carbonation. Overall nice, but nothing spectacular.
TimE (2793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
moderate hoppy bitterness. Grapefruits and citrusy. Decent, but not as impressive as some of the other beers.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, passion-fruit, apricots, resin, Seville orange and lots of hops. Fruity, malty, hoppy taste with orange peel, caramel, marmalade, grapefruit, dried apricots and generous amounts of citric, resinous hops in a long, fairly bitter finish. More than medium body, with a slight sweetness. Very tasty and in very good balance. Excellent beer.